Careers

AT HENDERSON, CAVERLY & PUM (HCP)

In the HCP Team, you will find that our Core Values are at the heart of our identity: 

  • Excellence & Integrity
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Respect for Each Other
  • Sustainable Growth & Profitability
  • Outstanding Work Environment

Our success is derived from our people. This is demonstrated by our team’s commitment to our core values through integrity, pursuit of excellence, and support for one another. Our culture is fostered through providing mentorship opportunities for the best and brightest to learn and grow, collaboration for thoughtful solutions, and celebrating our team’s successes, both as an individual contributor and as a team.

To cultivate HCP’s balanced environment, we provide:

  • Competitive Benefits & Compensation;
  • Technical tools to enable each Team Member to work effectively and efficiently; and
  • Foster a Diverse & Inclusive Working Environment.

TO JOIN THE HCP TEAM

We look to attract and motivate dynamic legal and administrative professionals who have experience in or looking to work within our firm’s specialty practice areas. If these values and environment resonate with you, we invite you to reach out and connect with us to discuss current open positions or other opportunities to join our team.

If you are interested in learning more about our open positions and joining our team, please forward via email your Resume with Cover Letter  to careers@hcesq.com.  In the Subject Line please enter the position of interest.


OPEN POSITIONS


Family law paralegal (temporary 6-8 months)

OVERVIEW:

This position serves as a paralegal in the family law practice group, supporting partner and associate attorneys in client matters and scheduling.

SUMMARY OF DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Draft, edit, and proofread documents – letters, mediation records, legal dictation, etc.; including creating and revising flowcharts and presentations.
  • Prepare and process legal documents related to divorce and mediation with the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego Family Law Division. (Central, East County, South Bay, and Vista Divisions.)
  • Provide paralegal assistance to senior partners as requested regarding family law cases, hearings, depositions, and court scheduling.
  • Conduct research, summarize and report findings.
  • Maintain active chart of client matters on an ongoing basis.
  • Update and manage client/attorney court calendaring. Ensure prior notice of deadlines and notification of clients for filings, appearances, and hearings.
  • Calendar firm-related administrative and hearing deadlines via CompuLaw.
  • Marketing: Communicate and network with potential client referral sources.
  • Client communication – telephone calls, conference calls, e-mail correspondence, mailing and faxing documents, in-person meetings.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Practicing family law paralegal experience for at least three years.
  • Experience with document production and organization, calendar management, client services and communication.
  • Professional knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Visio). Word Perfect a plus.
  • Familiarity with Timeslips, Westlaw, Abacus, and all other reference materials or software used by the firm.
  • Ability to work well within a team and support multiple attorneys.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize workloads with changing priorities.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and use good judgment.
  • Excellent editing, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Detailed and deadline-oriented.
  • Proactive and service-oriented with a client-centric mindset.
  • Ability to adhere to timekeeping (including punctuality) and other general policies and procedures.

JOB TYPE:

  • Temporary (6-8mo)/ Non-Exempt

estate Planning and trust administration attorney

OVERVIEW:

We are seeking an experienced estate planning/estate and trust administration attorney licensed to practice law in CA.  Applicants should have outstanding professional and academic credentials and a strong knowledge of the complexities of both planning for and administering large taxable estates.  4 years of experience in estate planning and estate and trust administration is required to be considered for this position. Probate litigation experience or an LLM in taxation law will provide a competitive advantage, but is not required.

JOB TYPE:

  • Full-Time / Exempt

Executive Assistant

OVERVIEW:

Under the supervision of the COO/CFO the Executive Assistant will support the COO/CFO and the Executive Management team with a variety of day-to-day, hands-on administrative duties.

SUMMARY OF DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Administrative team – coordinate administrative team, enabling the team to function fully and smoothly on a daily basis; monitor reception and administrative personnel to support each other, attorneys and paralegals by leading by example in servant leadership and customer service.
  • Staff meeting – participate and assist with team-building segments and trainings/cross-trainings to help our administrative team recognize and utilize their strengths, and provide guidance in their developmental areas.
  • Billing – provide billing assistance and serve as a backup support as necessary, ensuring that billing cycle is completed on time, as well as cross-training of select administrative personnel.
  • Facility and IT – serve as a liaison with building management and IT contractor, respectively, making sure that needed services are handled timely and appropriately.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Executive Assistant (executive assistance to C-level officers) experience in a professional service firm required. Law firm experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of bookkeeping principles a plus.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint). Familiarity with Timeslips a plus.
  • Experience with writing reports.
  • Experience with event planning, organization and execution.
  • Detailed and deadline-oriented.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and use good judgment.
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask a variety of projects.
  • Ability to motivate a team, monitor workflow and delegate as needed.
  • Possess the following skills – project management, problem-solving, analytical, organizational, and interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proactive and service-oriented with a client-centric mindset.

JOB TYPE:

  • Full-Time / Non-Exempt

Paralegal

OVERVIEW:

This position serves as a division paralegal, supporting partner and associate attorneys in client matters and scheduling.

SUMMARY OF DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Draft, edit, and proofread documents – letters, mediation records, legal dictation, etc.; including creating and revising flowcharts and presentations.
  • Prepare and process legal documents related to divorce and mediation with the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego Family Law Division. (Central, East County, South Bay, and Vista Divisions.)
  • Provide paralegal assistance to senior partners as requested regarding family law cases, hearings, depositions, and court scheduling.
  • Conduct research, summarize and report findings.
  • Maintain active chart of client matters on an ongoing basis.
  • Update and manage client/attorney court calendaring. Ensure prior notice of deadlines and notification of clients for filings, appearances, and hearings.
  • Calendar firm-related administrative and hearing deadlines via CompuLaw.
  • Marketing: Communicate and network with potential client referral sources.
  • Client communication – telephone calls, conference calls, e-mail correspondence, mailing and faxing documents, in-person meetings.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Practicing paralegal experience for at least three years.
  • Experience with document production and organization, calendar management, client services and communication.
  • Professional knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Visio). Word Perfect a plus.
  • Familiarity with Timeslips, Westlaw, Abacus, and all other reference materials or software used by the firm.
  • Ability to work well within a team and support multiple attorneys.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize workloads with changing priorities.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and use good judgment.
  • Excellent editing, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Detailed and deadline-oriented.
  • Proactive and service-oriented with a client-centric mindset.
  • Ability to adhere to timekeeping (including punctuality) and other general policies and procedures.

JOB TYPE:

  • Full-Time / Non-Exempt